21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
plane:  11​h
1
Amritsar
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
4
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  7​h 15​min
8
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Central Sikh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar travel route builder .

London, UK to Amritsar is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Amritsar. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Amritsar hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur vacation maker app .

You can fly from Amritsar to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amritsar in December, with highs in Jodhpur at 32°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sola Mandir Bhagwat Vidyapith, then examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, then steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad trip planner.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Ahmedabad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Gangaur Ghat.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Udaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Jitesh Arts. Museum-lovers will get to explore City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jaipur tour builder site .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, then stop by Kumortuli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Bhawanipore Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalighat Kali Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, Kolkata (Calcutta) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Agra Fort and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, and look for gifts at Taj Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Agra takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, things will get slightly colder in Agra: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

4
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Get some historical perspective at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at India Gate and Lotus Temple. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and don't miss a visit to Jahanara Begum's Tomb.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi online route planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

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